Information Management

Is NASA's knowledge management program obsolete?

NASA's Inspector General is raising questions about the future viability of one of NASA's knowledge management systems.

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

What's your agency's big data IQ?

Investments in information management technologies will fail to perform if government agencies lack the capacity to use these tools to drive better decision-making.

NIST to tackle big data

Big data will be on the agenda this year for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's IT Laboratory.

IG: NARA e-records archive missing vital Google-like search capability

As the National Archives' electronic archives moves into operational mode in October, its lack of a full text-based search option could frustrate users. But can it be fixed?

GCN Award winners emphasize teamwork and the next generation

As a black-tie crowd of government and industry IT luminaries gathered at the GCN Awards Gala, common themes were teamwork, public service and the important contributions of the younger generation.

To survive tight budgets, states must collaborate, new NASCIO president says

Oregon CIO Dugan Petty says collaboration should extend to federal and city agencies. His other priorities: cloud computing and IT acquisition reform.

Electronic discovery tools

Electronic discovery software and tools facilitate access and retrieval of data and documents from different electronic sources in response to legal or regulatory discovery requirements.

For IT shops, the future is data, not devices

The focus on leveraging 'big data' will drive agencies toward buying more pre-integrated IT solutions.

What would a Stuxnet-type attack in US look like?

Experts say the country's decentralized infrastructure might be less vulnerable than Iran's, but it could also make response more difficult.

DISA to boost video and data content delivery to troops

DISA is launching efforts to improve content delivery services and provide additional storage capacity to military users.

The devil is in the data grooming

Getting data cleaned up and in and out of the cloud must be driven by a defined process and deliverable schedule.

Transportation gets in gear for data-sharing portal

Transportation wants to build a virtual portal so agencies can share data for regional transportation decision-making, according to a new RFI.

Big data: You'll have it, but can you handle it?

Massive datasets created by new cloud platforms will put a heavy burden on government IT managers. Here’s what you can do about it.

'Culture of reuse' critical to modernizing old applications

Modernizing old applications could free a lot of money that is sunk into operations and maintenance, write two executives at Unisys Federal Systems.

NASA launches contest for apps to mine its databases

NASA has launched a contest for clever programmers to come up with new tools to help mine the extensive planetary information collected in the agency's databases.

NIST document 'brings it all together' on FISMA

The new NIST guidance for managing information security risk is called the capstone of the agency's work on FISMA implementation.